I told you in yesterday’s article that laughter and humor is good for your health, it makes you feel lighter of body, mind and spirit, and is an essential component of living a Low Density Lifestyle.
So, if laughter is something that is good for your body, mind and spirit, doesn’t it seem natural that it could become a form of yoga?
Absolutely! Welcome to Laughter Yoga.
It’s guaranteed to make you laugh, make you lighter, and make you healthier. Who couldn’t ask for more?
Laughter Yoga was the brainchild of an Indian doctor, Dr. Madan Kataria, who while researching an article on the health benefits of laughter, realized that he was too serious for his own good.
So he gathered some people one day in a park in Mumbai and began a Laughter Yoga club. The idea caught on and now there are Laughter Yoga clubs all around the world.
Watch the above videos and learn for yourself about Laughter Yoga. In the first video, a man who knows a thing or two about laughter, John Cleese of Monty Python fame, visits Dr. Kataria and his Laughter Yoga club.
Cleese even goes into a prison for a session of Laughter Yoga with the inmates. You’ll notice while the prisoners are whooping it up and having a grand old time, the guards look deadly serious.
Probably because they’re worried that there might be a prison outbreak of laughter that would infect them.
And in the second video from CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at Laughter Yoga and its health benefits.
After you watch the videos, make sure you let out a belly laugh or two. And if you can’t find a Laughter Yoga club in your area, here’s the website to go to find out more: http://www.laughteryoga.org
[…] 12) Laughter If you read the series on laughter and humor a few weeks back, you’ll recall how I discussed the value of laughter and how it can brighten your day, improve your health, and make you happier. If you want to start your day on a laughter note, you can always join a Laughter Yoga club. […]